LISTEN TO DREAMVILLE’S STAR-STUDDED “D-DAY: A GANGSTA GRILLZ MIXTAPE”PROJECT — HERE
Respected Los Angeles MC and Dreamville Records artist Cozz drops the music video for his “Big Trouble Freestyle”, a standout track from the pioneering rap label’s recent D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape. The surprise project dropped March 31 and included thrilling collabs and quotable bars from the Dreamville team — J. Cole, JID, Earthgang, Ari Lennox, Bas, et al — as well as guests like ASAP Ferg, 2 Chainz, and Sheck Wes.
“Big Trouble Freestyle” is both athletic and laidback, finding Cozz spitting over the iconic beat made famous by Notorious B.I.G.’s 1995 classic, “Who Shot Ya?” After D-Day host DJ Dramaintros the track, Cozz shouts out some collaborators and cosigns, then puts some heat on the haters: “I’m a Spider-Man fan, but man, fuck the web / It gave voices to losers who never get out of bed / How dare you niggas give your disrespectful, half-witted opinions?” He stays on point.
The “Big Trouble Freestyle” video feels off the cuff but perfectly framed, finding the rapper in his hometown, spitting in the twilight hours amid bricks, busses, and bridges, surrounded by graffiti and grit. It’s a reminder that Dreamville maintains a global view — pulling in artists from across regions, physical borders, and stylistic boundaries — while also staying authentic.
D-DAY: GANGSTA GRILLZ MIXTAPE Tracklist:
1. JID Feat Kenny Mason, Sheck Wes & J. Cole – Stick
2. Earthgang Feat 2 Chainz – Ghetto Gods Freestyle
3. Bas Feat ASAP Ferg – Lifestyle
4. Lute Feat Cozz & Omen – Starting 5
5. Ari Lennox – Coming Down
6. Cozz Feat G Perico & Reason – Hair Salon
7. J. Cole – Freedom of Speech
8. Ari Lennox – Blackberry Sap
9. Lute – Like Wine
10. Bas Feat Earthgang – Jozi Flows
11. JID Feat 2 Chainz & Young Nudy – Barry From Simpson
12. Earthgang – Everybody ain’t shit
13. Omen – Ballin in Newport
14. Cozz – Big Trouble Freestyle
15. J. Cole – Heaven’s EP